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Modern shooters and the atrophy of fun
— 9:07 AM on April 5, 2013

I finished BioShock Infinite last weekend. It's probably one of the best shooters I've ever played. I loved the cleverness of the storyline, the expressiveness of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Dispatches from the Nexus
— 5:16 PM on March 28, 2013

This past summer, the power button my Palm Pre started misbehaving. At last, I had an excuse to replace the aging handset with something...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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The problem with Windows convertible tablets
— 10:56 PM on March 13, 2013

I've been spending a fair bit of time with Windows convertible tablets lately. I reviewed the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T last week,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Those next-gen games? Yeah, one just arrived
— 2:49 PM on March 1, 2013

We've been swept away by a wave of talk about next-gen consoles since Sony unveiled the specs for the PlayStation 4, and we're due for...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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As the second turns: Frame captures, CrossFire, and more
— 3:09 PM on February 26, 2013

I've been buried in my own work while preparing our Titan review, but lots has happened in the past few weeks, as many in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Smartphone forecast: Reflective, with a chance of water damage
— 9:27 AM on February 22, 2013

Smartphones are true marvels of modern technology. Although inherently limited by their...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Local game streaming: Coming soon from the PC
— 10:35 PM on January 24, 2013

Nvidia's Project Shield was one of the most intriguing new products on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. This handheld gaming device combines the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Networking

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As the second turns: further developments
— 4:33 PM on January 22, 2013

I told myself I'd try to keep pace with any developments across the web related to our frame-latency-based game benchmarking methods, but I've once...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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On the marginalization of consumer laptops
— 12:33 AM on January 18, 2013

You probably saw that Gartner report earlier this week about the sluggishness of PC shipments last quarter. Shipments were so sluggish, according to Gartner,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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As the second turns: the web digests our game testing methods
— 12:15 PM on January 2, 2013

A funny thing happened over the holidays. We went into the break right after our Radeon vs. GeForce rematch and follow-up articles...

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Improving the PC as a gaming platform: the hardware
— 12:03 PM on December 28, 2012

So, we meet again. Last time, we were, ahem, discussing religion: the

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming

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A tale of tablet flashing
— 11:14 PM on November 29, 2012

About a year and a half ago, I picked up Asus' original Eee Pad Transformer tablet. This precursor to the growing crop of Win8 convertibles...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Why CS:GO is the best multiplayer shooter out there
— 9:18 AM on November 23, 2012

I picked up Counter-Strike: Global Offensive last week. I don't know why it took me so long—the game came out in August, after all, and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Marked by the ninja
— 9:32 PM on November 15, 2012

Lightning pierces the darkness as I dance across empty rooftops. The rumble of thunder follows, briefly masking my impatient footsteps. As I approach...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Dishonored: A nice change of pace
— 12:03 AM on October 19, 2012

Warning: minor spoilers follow. If you haven't beaten the game and want a completely untarnished experience, don't read this! Good single-player games are somewhat of a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Strung out on Borderlands 2
— 10:57 AM on September 28, 2012

This isn't easy for me to say, so I'll just come right out with it: I have a Borderlands 2 problem. Thanks to playing...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Sleeping Dogs will keep you up at night
— 8:52 PM on September 13, 2012

Night falls in Hong Kong. Technicolor neon lights illuminate the darkness, their vibrant hue reflecting off the rain-slick streets. Scooters weave through the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Apple's EPEAT withdrawal underscores disposable ethos
— 8:49 PM on July 12, 2012

There are probably more Apple computers in California than anywhere else in the US, if not the world. Before long, though, you may not find...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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